Battlefield 3 is not playable on Microsoft's Xbox 360 at E3, CVG understands. Why? DICE is being very upfront, telling press that the SKU simply "isn't ready" and that it doesn't want to show the game "until it's the best that it can be".
Well. Interesting. They really are taking a fragmented approach to developing this for consoles. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
They are targetting the market where the money is PC ;-) BC2 sold the best on PC, and since that is the platform which truely allows them to do what they would like to without putting limitations, they are primarily focusing on PC. Its the correct approach. Developers should be making games with PC in mind first since thats the most advanced level of hardware. Once the PC version is ready they should strip it down for the Consoles. An excellent recent example being Witcher 2.
Haha nice try to 1up the consoles. PC sold 600,000 units to date and PS3/360 sold 5.1 million. http://gamrreview.vgchartz....
Agreed man, developers should be developing PC versions first then porting it to console so everyone is happy. EA recently annouced their own PC online digital platform called "Origin", If EA can develop good PC games and cause more people to jump on board Origin it would mean massive profits for them, since there would be: No packaging cost, No royalty to MS or Sony, Minimal distribution costs, No Retailer Margin, No Damaged returns. Along with many other benefits. If EA can get more people on board PC gaming and to use their platform "Origin", it would be like EA having their own console without suffering all the losses that come with establishing a console. @John Madden Nice try but VGcharts doesnt track digital downloads, essentially a major chunk of PC sales arent counted. Plus we cant count PC against all consoles combined. If you will consider every platform seperately then i am sure PC sold the best among the 3.
@john madden Nice try, they dont track digital sales at all for pc, and retail is WAY less than half of the sales for pc games. Know your facts next time, foo.
Lol John Madden Chartz for kids doesnt track DD. Since DD is far more profitable a console retail game would have to outsell PC DD version 2-3 times to make the same profit.
@John Madden You ever heard of Digital Download? The sales that VGChartz DOESN'T track.
At least they were straight up about it.
Agreed, we did get screwed on Black Ops. TreyarchED! I'm still getting MW3 and BF3 though :)
"I'm still getting MW3" Sheep
It's his money, he can spend it however he wants.
It's still ridiculous that he would buy it after openly saying that the last one he bought was a disappointment.
That's a shame they couldn't get it up to speed on the 360. Seems like spu tile based deferred shading is paying off for the ps3 version. http://www.slideshare.net/D...
you never know because dice said the ps3 and 360 version will look the same. after seeing gears 3 gameplay at e3 along with the beta and crysis 2, I'm not going to say I know what the 360 can't do because last I checked I'm not a game developer and I don't think you should either.
well said :D
Completely agree...After Uncharted 1 I couldn't believe what ND had done with so little memory. After Crysis 2 I couldn't believe that a game so compressed could look that good with so little memory as well. I really don't know what the hell these things are capable of anymore, lol.
The point of my comment was to provide proof that dice are one of the few multiplatform developers that are actually taking advantage of the ps3's complex architecture. Therefore its safe to say the game is running faster and is more playable on the ps3 than it is on the 360, hence why they are not showing the 360 version at e3. We all know by now the ps3 is the more capable console, the exclusives are proof of this.
@Oldman100 Everybody knows it is but if you say anything about it you will get disagrees so it's just better to keep it to yourself like I do. "Oh what? No! I didn't say the PS3 was better.." :P
@Oldman100 You're absolutely right ... it's just a shame that there's deluded fanboys out here that truly believe both systems are equal. Get real ...
knows is Ea is dissing 360 even though BF sold more on 360. they dissed 360 last year on dead space 2! its been this way since activision and MS made that deal
I am pretty sure it wasn't playable on any console version at E3. It is just that normally at a minimum a 360 version is available at E3 due to the easier transfer from PC to 360 due to architecture of system.
sorry legion i get ur a total PC fanboy as am i but tis' on the floor in ps3 as well as PC according to dice themselves and they had xbox360 footage during that MP trailer and it skipped back and forth if you look closely oyu'll see the logos.
PS3 version will be shown during the week. Thus 360 version is the ONLY version that is having issues ATM. BF3 for the PS3 will be running in EA's booth sometime this week for all there to play.
@DtotheRoc You have a link to where they are saying it is playable on any console in E3? The Dice blog only identifies that "...we will be showing both single player and multiplayer gameplay at E3!", not that it will be actually playable. I have already seen footage for all systems... I want to see people actually playing it on the floor though. (another note... I am far from a PC fanboy. PCs are for work related endeavors for me... my gaming favors console orientation)
I did see during a G4 interview that people will be lining up to play the multiplayer demo. Where is this going to be held?
They were showing the ps3 version as well as the pc version in their trailers, so my best guess is that it is playable at E3.
Seems interesting then, that all of a sudden EA would be having trouble developing on 360. I believe EA are playing game, because of how closely Activision works with M$. They have been doing the same with Sony since last year. But bringing down COD is not going to be easy. Screwing with a strong FPS base like you have on 360 is also a bad business move an a sure formula for loosing to COD.
they been pissed since then cod deal.last year during their show they was like "you can play dead space on ps3" AND THE CROWD WAS LIKE WHOA You could tell they were pissed
Nah dude I think, EA immediatley tackled the PS3 version first. Knowing it would be harder porting it from PC to 360 and finally to PS3. Its the classic scenario where most games that got ported directly from PC to 360 looked awesome, where the PS3 got he short end of the stick. IMO I think Dice is trying to prevent that by giving the PS3 love first so that we wont be able to see differences when Lens of truth comes along
The PS3 version looks great though :)
Just take your time Dice no need to rush.
it's not long before the game is set to launch this year. I do think they will need to rush it a bit to make it in time
They could always delay it. Although I, like many want the game right away. And it would suck to draw back PS3 and PC versions from launching because of Xbox.
Riccitiello himself said they held it back for around 2.5 years to work on it. 4 years in development, built from scratch. They're not releasing right before COD by chance... I'm pretty sure they won't need to rush to finish it. Like I said in another article's comments: They have already aired an advertisement on television for this game. Still surprises me, and I saw it a month ago lol. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
If EA delays the game, almost everyone will buy MW3 instead. There's a reason why B3 has a release date before MW3. I don't mind either way as i'm getting both.
Oldman100 I guess that deferred shading isn't paying off for RAGE on the PS3. I guess this is where you need to start blaming lazy developers for not accessing the untapped power of the PS3.
Well its pretty obvious by this point if you're not getting results on PS3 then its hardly the hardwares fault. So what would you blame? Thats the problem with starting late with regards to developing on PS3, you're not just last out of the gate, you're behind for the whole generation.
agree with bath and as far as i know the main guy behind ID is a 360 fan (praising its development kit), so that's why they haven't cared much for Ps3, sadly :/ But unlike any other company DICE is making the most out of each system, so though they "may" say they both look the same, its probably better on the Ps3,but only time will tell. oh and Bf3>RAGE
As long as it is ready for launch, I am excited for the beta and believe DICE can catch the 360 sku up to the PS3 and PC version. I also appreciate that they do not give us BS and tell us upfront
I can guarantee you that. Having it demoed on PS3 would have been megaton, so you can bet DICE is just lost in the woods right now. There's three months (not including September) before the beta launches and they can't show any console footage? I'm becoming skeptical, but I hope I'm wrong. Maybe they should just make it console exclusive to Wii U :P.
The PS3 version WILL BE SHOWN AT E3. Dice themselves have already confirmed this. Why would they specifically say the 360 version wasn't ready if the PS3 version wasn't ready as well? Use common sense man.
If you can show me where you saw this, I will retract my statement, but I have heard no such thing so far. I AM using common sense, are you?
http://enterbf3.com/downloa... read down a little it says ps3 and pc versions will be shown. lol i am looking at the statements above and below statements and damn are these xbox fanboys on tight damage control lol. Also need for speed the run using the same engine as bf3 was shown for the ps3 version at sony's e3 ;) that just shows ps3 WILL be the definitive version for this game and titles using the frostbite engine 2.
@ddkshah Hard to argue facts lol
The 360 is suppose to be extremely easy to make games for. Its something that many devs have stated in the past (John Carmack for one). So I find it strange how they are having problems with the 360 version. Fanboys will try and deny this but DDKSHAH has given us proof. Only the PS3 and PC versions will be shown. If what Dice says is true than the 360 version isnt anywhere near the PS3 version which is why they didnt show it. I mean would you want Dice to show off a crappy version of the game at E3 and start a huge fight because of it? Dice cant make 360 owners feel like they are getting shafted so they wont show off the 360 version until its ready.
Maybe they had problems with the PS3 version which delayed the port to the 360? It could be anything really. I highly doubt they're having issues porting to 360. As long as it's playable on the 360 by the release date, i couldn't care less. I think EA's got beef with MS tbh. "Having it demoed on PS3 would have been megaton" Can somebody please explain to me how this would be a megaton? The PS3 is the lead platform, correct?
All the booth stuff is PC, so where's my PS3 gameplay? I don't even have a 360, I'm just saying, if you see a statement like that and you don't see footage from the other console either, a lot of people jump to dumb conclusions.
I was wondering the same thing, all I saw was PC. They DID IN FACT state that on their official blog, so unless someone screwed up, I want to see it played on PS3! Told the Battlefield blog to ask DICE tomorrow about this.
its only the 2nd day of e3 they will prob. have it by tomorrow ;)
How would a demo on PS3 be megaton? The E3 footage had all 3 platforms shown anyway, so what are you complaining about, really?
not too worried about that. I know the 360 version will be just as good or even better than the ps3 version.-***
It will be good!
Dice has also said that they are targeting 30 FPS on consoles.
this game is a pc game....with consoles as an afterthought.... bfbc2 on ps3 and 360 is exactly what this game will look like on console
of course num nuts,however this game will look better than BFBC2 on consoles GUARANTEED! oh and you really are annoying with your PC elitist comments dude, chill
Im sure it will look better than BFBC2 on consoles as it is a new engine that probably looks amazing even on the lower settings, I'm sure Dice will find a great sweet spot between graphics and a good fps.
SPU-Based Deferred Shading in BATTLEFIELD 3 for PlayStation 3 is paying off, This and blu ray are the two reason why PS3 will outsell and outlast the 360, micro will have to change the console
I think its great that the games coming to all 3 platforms. I have a PS3, but I'd have to be absolutely insane not to get it for PC.
They ling. What they trying to say is the 360 isn't powerful enough lol just joking or am I!
compared to pc the ps3 ain't shit either lol or are you one of the people that think technology stood still for 5 years because of ps3 and the ps3 is as powerful as a high end pc ? lol if you you need to get yourself informed. THE PC is a GENERATION ahead of consoles. ps3 is better than 360 in some ways 360 has its strengths too but in the media storage department the ps3 is the outright winner because of blu ray in raw power crysis 2 and gears 3(look at the beta and the e3 2011 campaign gameplay that looks even better) prove the 360 can actually deliver( I know many people in this site will never come to face that reality) edit: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Not trying to be an Ahole but this is kinda great news. We already know the 360 is easy to develop for, so there is no need to worry whether it will catch up to the PS3 version or not. Whats exciting about the news is that the PS3 version is ahead of the game, and will most likely be a proper version.
My PC is ready! Anyway the PS3 is stronger than the 360 all thanks to the Cell so DICE is most likely optimizing BF3 360 for best performance and quality. DICE is AAA and they never skimp on quality. Battlefield since 1942!
I was going to get this for 360 but now, let me just cut to the chase. They have BF3 at E3, its being shown behind closed doors for PS3. Its more of a tech thing with BF3 footage and impressive as hell. Dont ask me how I know, just trust me. E3 is a amazing place in itself. Surprised is one word because not seeing it on a show floor makes people wonder. Exspecially being in the state its in. Killzone 2 set the bar then uncharted series......now BF3. Im not sure how 360 will turn out, I do know is I now have it ordered for PS3. Game is going to surprise many graphically console wise. Im still interested in seeing it on 360, just to see if its possible to.
Can you give us a clue how you know without outing your source?
I cant give away something without giving her away. I will say, she played the PC BF3 for 10 minutes, they timed it. to cycle people quickly. She works for a small gaming press website. friend of mine, She just happend to ask me if I liked BF3 and said YES! haha she then said she screened the PS3 version and played the PC one. She said the PS3 version reminded her of uncharted 2 and the demo of uncharted 3. She said it was real "astonishing" Shes not a fan of war games and had a compalaint that the knife animations were "over the top" EDIT: I just hope the 360 version which is the one I really want can live up to the expectations she saw with PS3 screening.
may I add 360 people need not worry, hearing devs talk about making each platform their own foundation at e3 was reassuring
maybe the 360 version isnt ready yet because they KNOW they can get it working on the 360, and theyve been spending the majority of their time on the PS3 version to make sure it all works on there first? makes sense to me as a developer. if you get the hard one out of the way, it makes doing the easy one even easier afterwards.